Policy on Use of Theses and Dissertations

  • Graduate and doctoral dissertations are open for use only to graduate students, faculty and bonafide scholars and researchers. Undergraduate seniors maybe allowed to read said materials only upon recommendation of their faculty adviser and/or department chairperson. A suggested form requesting permission to use these materials is available at the desk specifically intended for undergraduate users, to be signed by the faculty adviser and/or department chairperson.
  • Undergraduate theses are open to all bonafide users mentioned in 1, including undergraduate students enrolled in courses requiring research on these materials.
  • Photocopying or any form of reproduction, permission to quote excerpts, and publication in whole or in part of theses and dissertations, being unpublished materials, are subject to the limitations of the "fair use" doctrine. Users are advised of their responsibility to obtain copyright clearance or written permission to photocopy, quote, or publish.
  • Photocopying of theses and dissertations for research purposes is generally restricted only to the following portions:
    • Introduction, Scope and Literature survey
    • Methodology
    • Bibliography
  • Photocopying of theses and dissertations by undergraduates is not allowed.
  • Photocopying is done only by Archives staff. Users are required to fill out the photocopying request slip, indicating the pages to be copied.
  • Permission to quote excerpts from these materials may be granted without written permission from their authors provided researchers conform to the "fair use" doctrine and acknowledge the authors and their works by means of bibliographic citation and footnotes.